This episode of Timewatch took the form of a Dramatised documentary telling the true story of how the HMS Venturer hunted down and sank the U-Boat U864 in February 1945, the only time two submarines duelled to the death underwater. Eyewitness accounts, secret and long-forgotten archive material and a dive into the Baltic's frozen depths bring to life the full amazing story of U864's last hours.
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Timewatch: The Search for U864 - debate
Updated Friday 5th January 2007
Desperate hours, under the sea...
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Originally published: Friday, 5th January 2007
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